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Overprescribed opioids for pets are being used by their owners — 3 Comments

  1. The crisis is built around a minority of abusing addicted people fueled by the illegal, underground drug trade. The strength and dosages you can get for fluffy aren’t worth a person’s while. The whole issue is an over-reaction that villainizes every doctor and dentist who prescribes it and victimizes every patient who needs it and can’t get it because it’s politically incorrect. Decent people are paying an unfair price now, having to tolerate their unrelenting pain for the sake of this issue. And now veterinarians are pressured to give less if any medication at all to their patients who need it. I’m familiar with all this personally.

    • Thanks for your valued input Albert. Appreciated. I guess what you are saying is that study’s findings or what they suggest is erroneous.

      • A little bit. You can take raw data and draw differing conclusions from it. Some studies are done with the idea of supporting solutions with hidden or ulterior agendas (data mining). The viewpoint I stated is simply one that I think is overlooked. I haven’t had to look very far anymore to find some innocent person who can’t get their pain med anymore because of ever tightening restrictions. Overreaction can cause unintended consequences is all. I happen to be in a group of patients who are feeling it, pun intended. I’ve never known a doctor who pushes narcotics either, so I don’t think they’re very common or a scourge on modern society so… but if you know of any (heh, heh) JUST KIDDING. I haven’t had any hydrocodone in weeks and I do everything else I can to ease pain. I don’t smoke pot or drink or anything either. Fact is I have half a bottle of them in my desk and choose not to touch them unless absolutely necessary. Not an addict but the pharmacists are geared to assume everyone is. Makes you not want to trust the system, which is an unintended consequence.

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